Leadership Speakers

Leaders are not born, they're made. Ovations helps industries inform, enlighten and inspire their top leadership and future leaders alike. Whether you need your team to take the lead in climate change or tackle other oncoming obstacles, we help you prepare to perfection.

Paul Wade

"Wadey" as he is known around the world had a remarkable international career, including the Olympic Games, 2 World Cup campaigns and one of the toughest tasks in world football to "mark Diego Maradona" (probably the best player in the world at that time) in the two legged world cup play off with Argentina. His passion for the game carried on after his retirement to both extensive work in the medi ...

Perry Buffington

Dr. Perry Buffington is a licensed psychologist who lectures full time to business, educational and professional organizations on leadership and problem solving. A native Georgian now living in Florida, Dr. Buffington grew up on his father's cotton farm south of Atlanta and attended Georgia Southern University, paying his way through school by playing piano at Six Flags Over Georgia. As a result, ...

Pete Goss

Outstanding Yachtsman, Inspirational Adventurer, Company Director and Author of best selling book 'Close to the Wind', Pete Goss has competed in seven transatlantic, completed two round-the-world races and sailed more than 300,000 nautical miles. Pete has taken on numerous endeavours that share the same four principles; innovation, technology, challenge and adventure. An acclaimed International Speaker, he draws on his experiences to offer leadership and management talks, team-building exercises and training sessions, inspiring individuals and groups to achieve beyond what they thought possible.

From design to completion Pete managed every aspect of the 15 projects he took on. His stories create an interesting, motivating tapestry through which he weaves business lessons learned. A natural communicator with a dynamic but informal style, Pete never ceases to amuse, entertain and inform.

Peter Alexander

Peter Alexander sleepwear has grown from a single man operation on a living room table to an internationally recognised sleepwear business and brand name. Peter Alexander started his own business at 24 after working for four years in the retail industry. He decided it was time to be his own boss. With the support of his parents, Peter began making women's pyjamas for the wholesale market, working ...

Peter Bush

Peter had a long and successful career in Fast Moving Consumer Goods, commencing with Johnson & Johnson out of university. He held senior roles with many leading companies including, S. C. Johnson, Foote Cone Belding, Reckitt & Coleman, Ampol/Caltex and Arnotts and was CEO of AGB McNair Schwarzkopf, and McDonald's. He also set up his own successful consulting business attracting a rich list of blu ...

Peter Cosgrove AC, MC

The son of an army officer, General Cosgrove, entered the Royal Military College, Duntroon, straight after school to begin the life of a career soldier. And while that career has included a variety of staff and overseas appointments, including a stint as commandant of Duntroon, it was as a young lieutenant in Vietnam that he tasted the raw reality of a soldiers life. Barely a month after arriving, ...

Peter Guber

Founder and CEO of Mandalay Entertainment, a visionary multimedia venture spanning movies, TV, sports, and new media, Peter Guber is among the most successful executives and entrepreneurs in the entertainment and communications industries. A passionate, humorous, and tireless motivator and speaker, Guber has dedicated himself to coaching current and future leaders about the importance of telli ...

Peter Hillary

On the 29th May 1953 Sir Edmund Hillary made the historic first ascent of Mt Everest. To commemorate his father's achievement, Peter Hillary recently climbed to the summit of the world's highest mountain on a National Geographic sponsored expedition. The story of that expedition - and of the intervening years since the first climb in 1953, is retold in National Geographic's big film of the year, S ...

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